Many weta are large by insect standards and some species are among the largest and heaviest in the world able to fly. Their physical appearance is like a katydid, long-horned grasshopper, or cricket, but the hind legs are enlarged and usually very spiny. Many are wingless. Because they can cope with variations in temperature, weta […]
A photographer who snapped what could be the world’s only girl hunting with a golden eagle says watching her work was an amazing sight. Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares […]
Meet Mariska who is nicknamed Houdini Horse. Horses are smart that is known but when it comes to food this black mare truly becomes Houdini. No lock, no door, no food box no nothing is save for her clever mind to get to the love of her life: FOOD!
Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria near the town of Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab mountains and forests. The name “Green Lake” originated because of its emerald-green water.
Corvids are a family of birds that includes crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers. They are considered among the most intelligent of all animals—having demonstrated self-awareness in mirror tests (European Magpies) and tool making ability (crows, rooks)—skills until recently regarded as solely the province of humans and a few other higher […]
These water snakes (Natrix tessellata) are thought to be highly poisonous, but in fact they are absolutely harmless. However they are deprived of a distinctive feature of the most innocuous snakes – yellow-orange spots in the rear part of their heads which an ordinary grass snake.